Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, Sept. 21


Associated Press
Audit finds WSU may have violated federal grant rules
Tacoma detention center sued for paying detainees $1 a day
Campfire restrictions lifted due to rain, cool temperatures

Aberdeen Daily World 
Main Street effort in Aberdeen explained at open house
Hospital inpatient cap will help reimbursement rate
Oped: Fatal flaw for Republicans in health care bill

Bainbridge Island Review 
Senator Cantwell says ‘Trumpcare’ bill will strip health insurance from millions of Americans

Inslee responds to proposed Oregon tolls
In Our View: Primary Shift Laudable

The Daily News 
Inslee: Washington will have say about freeway tolls
Local sheriffs meet with AG Jeff Sessions
State releases study on Willapa Bay pesticide use

Everett Herald (subscription required) 
Superior Court judge pleads guilty to DUI
Sultan Mayor Carolyn Eslick appointed to state House seat
Shooting highlights difficulty of keeping schools secure
Whether cheers or jeers, DeVos appearance will rouse spirits
In county overdose crisis, nasal spray has saved 100 lives
Voters are on the sidelines as the port fills a vacant seat

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
We need better ferry service | Letters
Ranker speaks to Washington State Transportation Commission about summer ferry interruptions

Kitsap Daily News 
Forsman elected president of Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians

Kitsap Sun (subscription required) 
Former coach takes religious liberty case to the next level
Suquamish Tribe launching ‘tiny house’ homeless community
Op-ed: The wooing of Amazon HQ2: Taxpayers, watch out for your wallets

News Tribune (subscription required) 
State sues Tacoma’s Northwest Detention Center for paying immigrant detainees $1 a day

New York Times 
Insurers Come Out Swinging Against New Republican Health Care Bill
The G.O.P. Bill Forces States to Build Health Systems From Scratch. That’s Hard.
Column: Tax Reform for the Rich: Reduce the Rates but Lose the Breaks
Op-ed: Get Rid of Equifax
Op-ed: Let’s Stop Government Giveaways to Corporations
Op-ed: Graham-Cassidy Has One Great Idea

Olympian (subscription required) 
Commission approves 25 percent pay raise for Olympia’s elected officials
Revenue forecast for Washington state up $288 million

Peninsula Daily News 
Judge OKs lawsuit seeking better protection of Puget Sound

Seattle Times (subscription required) 
‘Everyone failed him’: Boy’s aunt accused of murder, DSHS accused of ‘critical errors’
State auditor finds WSU likely violated federal grant rules
Seattle could improve police training, analysis of hate crimes, auditor says
With projected state tax collections up, one GOP senator suggests easing property-tax hike (Sullivan)
Republicans see political necessity in erasing Obama health care
Opinion: Help victims of sexual assault reclaim their voices and lives
Large: Blacks, whites way apart in views on income inequality … and we’re the worse for it

Skagit Valley Herald 
Sultan mayor picked for state House seat

USA Today 
Congress should protect evidence gathered by Mueller in Russia probe, experts warn
Kimmel forges ahead on Graham-Cassidy health care bill warpath, slams Kilmeade, Christie
Editorial: Last-ditch Obamacare repeal would be poison
Op-ed: School choice is crucial for African-American students’ success

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber 
VISD begins incentive program for special-ed teachers amid shortage

Washington Post 
The driving reason the GOP is trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act — again
Medicaid-expansion states to lose $180 billion under Cassidy-Graham, new report says
The Health 202: How many more people would lack coverage under Cassidy-Graham?
Jimmy Kimmel doubles down, slams Cassidy, Trump and ‘Fox & Friends’
Fact Checker: Cassidy fires back at Kimmel
Op-ed: Why didn’t Equifax protect your data? Because corporations have all the power.
Op-ed: I called for Christians to love gay people. Now the Catholic alt-right is taking revenge.
Op-ed: Cassidy-Graham could still blow up in the GOP’s face. Here’s how.
Op-ed: Hillary Clinton 3.0 isn’t helping the Democrats move on

Yakima Herald Republic 
State Route 410 to reopen Thursday


Earthquake amplification a factor in Seattle and Mexico City
Washington AG sues operator of Tacoma Immigrant detention facility for underpaying workers

AG lawsuit: Immigrant detainees paid $1/day, snacks for work at detention center

Vashon residents sound off on ferry issues at Fauntleroy
Environmental watchdog group suing Pierce County landfill over pollution concerns

Parent Group Pushes Seattle Public Schools To Get More Kids Of Color In Its Gifted Program
Wash. AG Sues Company Running Northwest Detention Center Over $1-Per-Day Wages
Oregon Governor: Here’s What I Would Have Said To Jeff Sessions
Calmer Wildfires Let Washington National Guard Demobilize, Oregon’s Guard Still On

Drug site could open in Seattle’s U-District — before approval
Women With Opioid Addiction Live With Daily Fear Of Assault, Rape
Border Patrol Arrests Parents While Infant Awaits Serious Operation
Washington submits education plan to replace No Child Left Behind
Seattle is in the eye of the housing affordability storm
These GOP Senators Could Block Republicans’ Obamacare Repeal
Seattle Police Department doesn’t track hate crimes well, says city auditor

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
Transportation official fights Dori’s notion of new road tolls

NW Public Radio 
AG Ferguson Suing NW Detention Center Operator
Geologists Sound Alarm Over Future Landslides in Columbia Gorge
Live In Oregon? Equifax Doesn’t Have To Tell You If Your Data Was Compromised
Murray Says GOP Trashed Bipartisan Bill For Latest ACA Repeal Attempt

Q13 TV (FOX) 
King County Report: Potential dam failure puts 25,000+ people in danger


After Trump, and uprising among women in rural Washington 
AG Bob Ferguson sues Tacoma’s immigration jail

Seattle P.I. 
Chief: I gave complaints about moonlighting Seattle cops to FBI

WA Attorney General sues private prison company over $1 per day wages at immigrant jail